Tilera announces 64-core processor

"Silicon Valley startup Tilera today announced the Tile64, a processor with 64 programmable cores."

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Tilera 64-core processor

Tilera announces 64-core processor

Tilera, the new kid on the block when compared to the likes of Intel and AMD, is claiming to have a processor with 64 programmable cores that, according to the company, houses ten times the performance and 30 times the power efficiency of Intel's dual-core Xeon processors.

The Tile64 is a RISC-based processor clocked between 600 MHz and 1 GHz aiming for integration in embedded applications such as routers, switches, appliances, video conferencing systems and set-top boxes. Its manufacturer claims that the CPU solves a critical problem in multi-core scaling and opens the door to hundreds or even thousands of cores using this new architecture.

Other than for example Intel's Core architecture, which is expected to soon be running into a bottleneck caused by its centralized bus architecture (which acts as communication node between all cores), Tilera's cores can exchange data with all other cores through a "mesh" architecture. Each of the 64 tiles consists of a CPU unit, a cache unit and a switch, which can send information into four directions to neighboring "tiles". Each tile has a bandwidth of 500 GB/s, with the Tile64's aggregate bandwidth topping out at 32 TB/s.

According to Tilera, performance is ten times what a dual-core Xeon offers, while performance per watt is exceeding the Xeon by 30x. The manufacturer states that each tile consumes a maximum of 300 mWatt, which translates into a maximum power consumption of 19.2 watts per Tile64 chip. Still, there is enough horsepower to decode eight parallel standard definition video streams at 2 Mb/s per stream, two high definition 720p streams at 7 Mb/s each or one 1080p video stream at 20 Mb/s.

Tilera said that the processor is available now. For a new entry into the market, Tilera priced its product with confidence: 10K-tray pricing is set at $435 for each Tile64 – which appears cheap, if it can replace ten Xeon processors. But in a real world environment, the processor is priced against a quad-core Xeon 5345 (2.33 GHz, 8 MB L2 cache), which currently sells for a 1K tray price of $455.

Tile64 layout

(Tile64 layout with 8x8 tiles)


(Layout of 1 tile in detail)

View additional technical details on the processor at Tilera

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18-08-2007, 22:43:26

Well basicly ill be ordering my pc within the next 2 weeks and just wanted to know what you guys think:
System Spec
C2Q Q6600 2.40GHz
Asus P5K Premium WiFi-AP P35
Cellshock 2gb (2x1gb) PC2-6400 V2 DDR2 CL4
XFX GeForce 8800GTS 320MB
Seagate Barracuda 500GB
Samsung SH-S203 S-ATA DVD-RW
Corsair HX 620W

At the moment im looking at the P182 as i just like the look of it, but as im intending to get Watercooling, do you think there is a better case, or one you would pick over the p182?

19-08-2007, 00:12:00

I've got a P180 and i reviewed the P182. And i can say they are quality cases for a pretty good price.

I'd take lian li/silverstone over them atm, and maybe an A+ case if/when i get some 1st hand experience with them

19-08-2007, 07:57:32

get a P190, if you look at it, its huge, and its pretty much built for watercooling, and all the lil bits make a nice well rounded case, including a psu just for watercooling, well, i dont think thats what its for, but thats what you can use it for :p

19-08-2007, 08:29:50

for £237.19, i dont think so lol :P plus i already have my psu. =/

19-08-2007, 09:34:55

I brought a P180B from ebuyer last month, it had P182 internals going by Ham's review :D

19-08-2007, 09:41:16

Well my main concern is, where would you put a radiator in a p182 :P.
These are some examples i'v found (p180 tho) but do you guys think it would be too
hard to install it thru the top of the case?...


19-08-2007, 10:14:41


Thats a (slightly old, no 90° angle in it now) pic of how i did mine. Just cut an extra blow hole and drilled a few holes for the screws. If you want it done professionally kustoms or EP would do it, but you'd pay a bit.

19-08-2007, 11:25:05

Personally I'd say that this case is not a good choice for watercooling as it's not very deep or wide.

If you want to keep everything inside the case then the Silverstone Temjin TJ07 is what I'd go for!

For abit less another good option is the Thermaltake Armour depending on how you like the looks.

Other popular and good WC cases are the Coolermaster StacKer and Akasa Eclipse 62.

19-08-2007, 11:48:56

Price range Is £80-100.

Currently have a ThermalTake Xsarer or somthing, and i hate it lol ><, i'd happily take an axe to it for fun if i wasnt selling it along with my old componets! lol.

TBH the Silverstone TJ07 looks Great, but £180 is too much =/

19-08-2007, 11:50:24

Gigabyte aurora, check my rig gallery its in my sig. Plenty of room init.... could do with the front intake fan replacing though and its in your budget..

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